Bust of Charles Townley by Joseph Nollekens

A posthumous bust of Charles Townley (1737-1805) by his friend and contemporary, Joseph Nollekens.

Details

Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
Height: 47.6 cm
Art Fund grant:
£93,750 ( Total: £308,750; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
2008
Vendor:
Daniel Katz Ltd

Charles Townley was the noted collector of ancient sculpture of his day, partly because his collection was on display in his London house and available to view. He was a friend and patron of artists and scholars and a Trustee of the British Museum. The museum owns two paintings of Charles Townley: Zoffany's 'Charles Townley and his friends in the Park St. Gallery, Westminster' (ArtFunded in 1939) and Cosway's 'Group of Connoisseurs'.

Provenance

? John Towneley; by descent; Daniel Katz Ltd.

Venue details

Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museum Towneley Park, BURNLEY Lancashire BB11 3RQ 01282 424213 www.towneley.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £4)

Please visit the Towneley Hall website for full seasonal opening times

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